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Page 4 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, July 3, 2003 WVU Baseball ..................................... , Camps set for July By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462- 7309 III III I III West Virginia III ell III West Virginia University has re- cently announced their upcoming baseball camps. The dates are July 13-16, July 16-19, and August 6-9. The camp is for ages 12-18 and overnight and cumin uter are optional. For more information, call 304-293- Baseball Glenville is this year's Junior Base- ball Tournament host for the first time in history. These are the remaining games in the West Virginia District 8 Junior Baseball Tournament: Game 5, CowenfWebster vs. Clay, Jul. 3 at 5:30 p.m.; Game 6, Summersville vs. Braxton, Jul. 3 at 8:00 p.m.; Game 7, Clay vs. Gilmer. Jul. 4 at 4:00 p.m.; Tournament 2300, extension 5558. Jul. 4 at 7:00 p.m.; Game 9, Cowen/ Parkersburg High grads Webster vs. Gilmer, Jul. 5 at 12:00 selected for Big Leagues p.m.; Game 10, Clay vs. Two graduates ofParkersburg High Summersville, Jul. 5 at 3:00 p.m.; and were selected for the Big Leagues in Game 1 I, 1st place vs. 2nd place, Jul. the 2003 draft. 7 at 6:00 p.m. Nick Swisher of Ohio State was the All games will be played at 14th overall pick in the draft and was Brooklyn's Rohrbough Field in selected by the Oakland A's. Swisher's Glenville. dad played for the Chicago Cubs. Everyone is encouraged to go out Nick Carter of Carnheli College Game 8, Braxton vs. Cowen/Webster, and watch the games enior gue baseball tourney action sho Bulletin: Senior League Final this Friday At 1 p.m. on this Fri., July 4 --- lnde- The Gilmer-Nicholas games pictured pendence Day, the Gilmer County Tigers below took place on Monday evening, will take on Nicholas County in the third with Gilmer Tigers winning the first game of the three-game series for the So- game, 8-3, but losing the nightcap of the nior League Championship. The game will doubleheader. 13-0, according to Gilmer be played at Rohrbough Field in Glenville. Manager Wendell Tomblin. IT'S A STRIKEI-Gilmer County Tigers' pitcher Josh Brown throws a strike against a Nicholas County batter in Senior League Baseball action. was selected in the third round by the Milwaukee Brewers. Carter was the conference player of the year while at Cambell. Michigan man, New York woman win Snowshoe bike marathon A Michigan man and a New York woman won top individual honors Sun., Jun 29 for a 24-hour-long moun- tain bike race at Snowshoe Mountain. Mark Hendershot, 39, of Grand Rapids, Mich., completed 20 laps to capture the men's solo event. Heather Matson, 24, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. finished 12 laps to earn the top women's spot. The co-ed four person pro team rifle went to the Trek/VW East Coast Team of Maryland. who won for the fifth time in six years with 27 laps. Team member Jeremiah Bishop of Harrisonburg, Va., completed the event's fastest single lap in 38 minutes and 35 seconds. The duo pro team award went to Specialized/Grass Roots members Benjie Klimas, 28, of Morgantown and Jonathan Martin, 22, of Falrmont. The 12th annual 24 Hours of Snow- shoe mountain bike race began at noon Sat., Jun 28 and ended at noon on Sun., Jun. 29 at the Pocahontas County resort's Silver Creek area. Nearly 1,000 cyclists competed in the team relay mountain bike race, finishing more than 3,500 laps--or 24,500 miles. The Associated Press Where is Santa Claus this time of year? Sports Commentary by Shaun Smith ONE BASE HIT-The Tigers' Brock McVaney hits a single in the bottom of the second inning-an inning that found the Tigers leaving three on base. O UT OR SAFE?-Gilmer County Tigers' Lynn Frederick tries to beat out an infield hit in the second inning. Did he make it to first base safe? The umpire's call: "You're Out!" 2003 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS-- Front Row (from I-r): Ryan Hough, Daniel Dulude, Brad Benson, Zach Burkhammer, Jacob Wolf, and Cody James; Middle Row (from I-r): Bdan Howes, Greg Bamberger, Steven Carter, Ethan Szabo, and Devin Cottdll; Back Row (I-r): Manager Dean Dulude, Coach Jerry Burkhammer, and Coach Gerry Hough. Conqratulations! .... Not enough room? See us for your storage needsl Multiple sizes .-- monthly rates Sxl 0 - *2S 10x10 - *35 10xl S - *4S lost20 - sSS With all TV tubes and satellite wires displaying scenes from the long drawn-out Big East/ACC drama, it doesn't take one long to figure out that Mr. Grinch stole a couple of Big Easl. teams and gave them to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC, now perhaps the stron- gest football conference on Earth, over-shadows the once-dominating Big East. The Big East, now left comfortably numb from the actions taken by Vir- ginia Tech and Miami to voyage ship toward the ACC for the 2004-05 sea- son, is forced in check to take some actions of their own. The Big East isn't completely stripped naked. They may have lost two of the biggest football programs in the country, but when it comes to basketball, they arc two of the worst. Boston College has a good, steady football and basketball program; Syra- cuse just won the national champion- ship in basketball; Connecticut won a national championship in basketball few ago: the Rutgers aren't that bad at basketball; and Pitt and WVU both have pretty strong football and basketball programs. However, the Big East still must make a move and not continue to dwell on the issues. With schedules being made up already for the 2004- 05 seasons, WVU and the Big East are on a deadline, similar to that here at the Democrat. Marshall University would be an excellent addition and would reflect a suite-followed move similar to that of Virginia Tech joining Virginia in the ACC. If West Virginia University and Marshall can join forces in the Big East, perhaps resources could be pulled together in an effort to improve both sports programs. Other possible selections include: Louisville, Kentucky, and Notre - Dame, who are also prospects with eye-bulging and bated-breath and ACC written all over that. All-in-all, the decision may even- tually help WVU and the Big East. If Marshall and any of the three other schools listed above move to the Big East, the conference could be a major powerhouse. Miami and Virginia Tech may ac- tually not dominate the Ace, due to an increase in talent in football. Their talents may be overshadowed by other schools in the conference; whereas, WVU and other B ig East schools have a chance to flourish and shine. Travel costs will be cut and may help in some regards for the Big East schools; however, this also means less funding-a real big domino. We'll just have to sit back and see what happens in a few years to gain some insight as to some long-term effects this sports evolution has taken. t ....................... t t J JJlJ JJ Check the claulflod page, you may find it there Loyalty and money weren't enough to keep Miami from bolting the Big East. The Hurricanes believe their future is more secure in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Ending a seven-week courtship, Miami accepted the ACC's invitation Mon., Jun. 30, rejecting a better fi- nancial offer from the Big East to stay put. "Ready or not, here we come," Miami president Donna Shalala told Clemson president James Barker. Miami's decision to join Virginia Tech in defecting from the Big East dramatically alters the balance of power in the conferences. The ACC adds two of the nation's strongest foot- ball programs; the Big East is left with a big void. "It has been a bizarre, strange, and goofy process," Shalala said. "But it has allowed us the opporunity to give ourselves some distance, so that we got a view of who we are, where we are and where we want to be." The presidents and chancellors of the six remaining Big East footbaU schools-Boston College, Syracuse, Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and West Virginia-vowed their confer- ence would become "even stronger." "Although we are certainly dlsap- pointed with the actions taken this week by the ACC, we as a conference Buckhannon Buckhannon will once again be hosting a fun-filled July 4 Celebra- lion. The event is scheduled for July 3 at the Buckh,'mnon-Upshur tligh School. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m.. rain date July 4 at 5:00 p.m. The celebration will include great lt~ provided by Ch,~ck's and the High School Football Boosters. music from Northwind. door prizes, and of course. FIRi:.WORKS. With admission I'v,:- ing only S5 per c~u-. you can't afli~rd not to come out and celebrate Inde- pendence Day with a BANG! Duc to construction at the high school, there will be NO access to the ticld or Ihe track. un Wise Actions After the rainy spring in our area, most people are looking forward to some extended exposure to sunlight. But as the weather warms up during the summer months, it's important to remember that the sun's rays, how- ever welcome, can also"oc potentially harmful. Overexposure to ultraviolei (UV) radiation in sunlight can result in a painful sunburn. It can also lead to more serious health effects, including skin cancer, other skin disorders, eye damage and immune system suppres- sion. Children are particularly at risk, since most of the average person's lifetime exposure occurs before the age of ! 8. By following a number of simple steps, you can still enjoy your time in the sun while protecting yourseli'from overexposure, Other than staying indoors, no single step can fully protect from overexpo- sure to UV radiation, so consider us- ing as many of the following actions as possible: Limit Time in the Midday Sun- The sun's rays are strongest beiween I0 a.m. and 4 p.m. Whenever pos- sible, limit exposure to the sun during these hours. SeekSlmde- Staying undercover is ore of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun. Remember the shadow rule. WatCh your shadow. No shadow, seek shade. - Always Use Sunsereen- Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen of a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 or higher liberally on exposed skin and reapply every two hours when working or playing outdoors. Even waterproof sunscreen can come off when you towel off, set or spend ex- tended periods of time in the water. Wear a Hat- A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection to your eyes, cars, face and back of your neck- areas particularly ixonc to over- " exposure to the sun. Cover Up- Wearing tightly wo- ven, loose-fitting and full-length cloth- ing is a good way to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays. Wear Sunglasses- Sunglasses that provide 99- 100 percent UVA and UVB protection will greatly reduce sun exposure that can lead to cataracts -.and other eye damage. ~k the label when buying sunglasses. Avoid S ps and Tanning Parlors- The light source from sunbeds and sunlamps damages the skin and unprotected eyes. It's a good idea to avoid artificial sources of UV light. Watch for the UV index- The UV Index provides important infor- mation to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that i ev,".,nt over- exposure to the sun. Devl by the National Weather rvice EPA, the UV Index is issued daily in will now turn our attention to the future and the challenges that lie ahead," Big East Commissioner Mike Tra.nghese said in a statement. Nonetheless, a lawyer for four of the Big East schools that sued said they would continue their court battle. Miami and Viginia Tech will begin playing in the ACC as soon as the 2004-05 season. Both remain Big East members for 2003-04, since sched- ules have already been made. Each school will pay the Big East a $1 million exit fee and the ACC a $2 million entrance fee. If Miami had made its intentions known after Mon- day, its exit fee could have doubled. Virginia Tech president Charles Steger said last week his school was joining the ACC, and formally ac- cepted the offer Mort., Jun. 30. The ACC originally sought to ex- pand to 12 ball. While another school, NCAA to quirement. Officials schools tried canes to stay. The act hers. 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